Atlanta-born/West Coast-based rapper King Khali is making his debut on our page today with his latest video for “Poor Decisions, Good Intentions”. Khali proves he’s an expert storyteller on this track, distilling real experiences into lyrical fuel. He delivers life lessons in the form of bars, speaking from a place of unwavering authenticity about his past mistakes and urging a listener to gain something from them as well. Director DavieeDavee matches the tone of the track with a straightforward visual style, capturing Khali’s narrative with precision. As Khali retells the story about getting caught up in legal trouble after scraping money together for his sick mother, the video follows him with shadowy compositions and subtle details that make the picture clearer. Through it all, Khali maintains an optimistic spirit, rapping “think I’ve been put through adversity just to rise above it.”
A similar sense of hope echoes all throughout his latest EP of the same name as this track. It doesn’t take long before you realize Khali’s hustle and rawness are undeniable, as he continues to let his story unravel over the 6-track project. Peep the video for “Poor Decisions, Good Intentions” below and stream the full EP here.